Archer is hard at work on the app Tiny Monsters. Apparently, one cannot play too many games where the goal is to breed cute imaginary creatures.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Archer shifted from Brothers in Arms to another Gameloft game with fancy graphics yesterday: N.O.V.A. 2 (Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance for those who want all the details). I switched from strawberries to broccoli.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Archer has been playing another age-inappropriate game, "Brothers in Arms: Global Front"
that required the fruit pacification treatment to be included in his Quaker summer camp lunch. Now it looks like the oversized fruit is causing the soldiers' distress.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Archer was suddenly overwhelmed with a need for LEGO Captain America yesterday. I was originally directed to depict the human Captain dismembering the LEGO version, but decided late last night that maybe a threatening posture was better than actual violence. Or perhaps it was just easier to draw...
Ansel requested Batman turned into a child from the episode "Kid's Stuff" from the television series from 2007. He did not see the napkin this morning, so I am looking forward to the complaints about the magenta background this afternoon.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Both kids are still at hard at work on Infect Them All: Vampires. Luckily, unlike many other video games, it does not seem to inspire them to emulate the action in the real world and gnaw on each other.
Ansel has jumped onto the "Infect Them All: Vampires" bandwagon because the game includes dog characters. He just has to be careful not to upgrade past them.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Ansel is still after me to perfect my drawing of Jumpy Ghostface from Hero 108 throwing a weaponized carrot. His critique this morning: there should be multiple carrots and they should not have green tops. But he patted me on the arm and told me it was acceptable anyway.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Archer's recent love for monsters led him to Infect Them All, a vampire themed game,which much to his delight, stars a character named Archie. As he has been oblivious to the recent pop culture obsession with vampirism, the topic is pleasantly fresh for Archer. And the game has an appealingly nasty quality to it.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I haven't had a request for a Star Wars character in a long time. (After a couple of years of almost nothing else for Archer back in his younger days) Ansel is usually not much for Star Wars, but Commander Wolffe's name alone was enough to encourage him to choose him to overcome his hostility to the franchise.
Archer is still working on Monster Wars, moving up to the Dead Knight, tier 2, and presenting me with additional drawing challenges. Tiers 3 and 4, don't look a lot easier, either.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Ansel was quite impressed with "The Avengers"- and what super hero appreciating 5 year old american boy would not be?.... but still wanted Lego Nightwing to fight the alien from the movie (one of the Chitauri?) on his napkin.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Ansel is still quite excited about this character on the Cartoon Network show. He informed me this morning that the carrots were pointing the wrong way, but magnanimously told me that he liked it anyway.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The two kids spent last evening acting out an epic air battle with LEGO planes and minifigures which starred Red from Sky Kid and Nightwing (probably the Young Justice version). But this morning, Archer did not find the Red Nightwing combination to be cool. Or perhaps he objected to the dorky Captain Morgan pose? No time for preliminary sketches or revisions in this napkin enterprise, I am afraid, so bad drawing happens.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The LEGO Manbat from the new product line "Monster Fighters" on a DC Comics Man-Bat style background. Archer was suddenly very inspired by the LEGO style Manbat and not necessarily with any reference to Batman. I was obviously perspectivally challenged last night, and bit off more background than I was really able to chew in a late night lunch making session. But Archer was pleased with it this morning.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Ansel requested another Bat animal mash-up: In this case, a Batman inflected version of the LEGO ewok Wicket. Ansel was inconsolable about my various design choices this morning, however, he wanted a cape not a glider, and additional characters in the background, of course
Friday, June 8, 2012
Ansel's latest television interest which features fighting animals is Hero 108. I have trouble sorting out the plot and characters, but apparently this character is the king of the rabbits who battles with a spinning jump rope. Wikipedia tells me that the plot is based loosely on an ancient chinese novel. Ansel was not pleased with my rendition of "Jumpy Ghostface," and wanted me to promise to draw him again in another pose for the next lunch.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Archer recently came to the conclusion that animals wearing Bat gear were not pathetically uncool after all. He even apologized for "criticizing the Bat Owl napkin." If not uncool, however, the Bat bat, is certainly ridiculous. This one is in the bank, so to speak, as we are now in between school and camp.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Archer encountered his favorite mascot over the weekend: Sandy the Seagull of the Brooklyn Cyclones- while fortuitously wearing his very own Cyclones hat. (Thus Sandy's thumbs up gesture) The appeal of sharing this encounter with his friends did not, however, upstage the need to include a character from "Danger Alliance Battles" his now most favorite video game. I had to cover the bayonet on the rifle with something for the Quaker school lunch: in this case, it is the blue cotton candy consumed at the event with Sandy.
Ansel's interest in animals wearing Bat-gear continues. Ansel says that the Bat Squirrel is saying "Really?" sarcastically to a kid who is trying to grab him, or is somehow antagonizing him- unaware that this is a skilled caped crusader... I guess. I am not completely clear on the narrative, but the gist is that the Squirrel is in control of the situation.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Ansel's instructions last night were explicit: Teen Titans Robin and Ace the Bat Hound had to be sitting on Battlepug and Robin needed to be waving his arm and saying "giddy up!" Ansel informed me this morning that the text should be in a word balloon.